Wolves director on Craig Dawson: “We’re bringing another leader"

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Wolves director on Craig Dawson: “We’re bringing another leader"

Craig Dawson is officially a new Wolverhampton player. West Ham decided to sell this experienced defender for 3.3 million pounds. Wolverhampton Wanderers sporting director Matt Hobbs is delighted with this transfer and believes that Dawson can do great things.

“Everyone will be aware it’s a signing we tried to do last window and it fell through in the end because the replacement West Ham were looking at fell through. Craig [Dawson] has wanted to come here for the last six months, so it’s something we’ve kept warm and kept in touch on.

His family are in the north of England, so for him it’s great to get closer to them. He’s a player we’ve wanted for a while, so it was great to get it done, even if it’s six months later than we wanted, but it’s good to get here now”.

- he said, as quoted by football.london

Craig Dawson's role

Dawson will be of great importance for the Wolves. Young players will have the opportunity to learn a lot from Dawson. “In my first interview, I talked about players who know the league are important.

Personalities are important. We lost a few leaders in the summer with John [Ruddy], Conor [Coady] and Romain [Saiss]," said Hobbs “We’re bringing another leader into the group, which is always a positive, but if you look at our centre backs, they're all relatively young, not just in age, but also the number of games they’ve played in English league football, let alone the Premier League.

The amount of games Craig has played, he can be a foil for those guys on and off the pitch. He’s going to be a very good player for our squad and will be someone our young centre halves will learn a lot from and will help develop those players”.